AZC will be Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
Wednesday Nov. 26 through Sunday Nov. 30,2014
We will reopen on December 1 for morning zazen.
Wishing everyone a bountiful and peaceful Thanksgiving.
Rohatsu Sesshin December 6 PM - December 13, 2014
$300 Members & $375 Non-Members Partials $50/$65 Day
For over 2500 years Ango, or Practice Period, has offered an excellent opportunity for all practitioners to join together in an intense period of warm-hearted practice. “What is it? How has it brought us together? How does it support us? How does it encourage and inspire us to live and prosper in this world? Read more...
Kalyana Mitta Group Openings
The Kalyana Mitta Group at AZC has several openings available for new members. In addition, we hope to form one or two additional KM groups in January. Kalyana Mitta is a Pali term which means “spiritual friend.” The purpose of the groups is to provide a small group setting (10 to 12 people) where members can personally share issues they are working on in their practice. The groups are open to AZC members who have a regular meditation practice. The current group is co-facilitated by Barbara Noblin and Bob Carnaghi and meets the first Sunday of each month from 4 to 6 pm. Meeting dates and times for the new group(s) will be determined based on member preferences.
Kalyana Mitta groups require a six-month commitment to afford an opportunity to become better acquainted with other group members and to support one another in dharma practice. The groups provide the opportunity for an intimacy not always available in large sitting groups. The format includes a period of meditation, an opportunity to check in about one’s personal practice, and a group discussion of a chosen topic or book.
Between-meeting practice by group members is expected and supports conscious action and awakening.
There is no cost for these groups.
Kalyana Mitta groups were started at Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Center in California and there are now many KM groups around the country. For more information, go to the Spirit Rock website.
It you are interested in participating or want more information, e-mail or call Bob or Barbara. Bob’s phone number is 512-415-8237, email is email@example.com. Barbara’s phone number: 512-965-1529, email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
AZC Zen Writing
Every Tuesday 6:45 – 8:15 pm.
Free (suggested 5.00 donation gratefully accepted) Our meeting involves a short meditation, thirty minutes of writing in response to a prompt, and sharing writing (for those who want to share). For a little over an hour each Tuesday evening, members of this group focus on the process of connecting with their present experience and putting pen to paper to see what unfolds. Rather than being another thing to “get right,” writing becomes a dynamic practice and an expression of our alive experience in the moment. Read more...
AZC Book Group
Every Wednesday 7:00 – 8:15 pm. | led by Dharma Teacher Glenn Noblin
Free (suggested 5.00 donation gratefully accepted) All are invited to the Wednesday night book group, where we are starting to read "It's Easier Than You Think, The Buddhist Way To Happiness" by Sylvia Boorstein. This weeks reading is "Right Action" through "Advanced Right Speech: Is what I am About to Say an Improvement over Maintaining Silence?". We meet in the classroom (upstairs and to the right) from 7:00–8:15 pm. We meditate for fifteen minutes, then read a selection from the chapter and discuss it, and conclude with another fifteen minute meditation. Read more...